Fonds MG 24 - Red Deer Concert Society fonds

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Red Deer Concert Society fonds

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Red Deer Concert Society donations

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1.01 m of textual records
40 photographs : b&w, col.
8 optical discs : CD
2 artefacts
1 audio cassette
1 videocassette : VHS
1 computer disk : 3.5" floppy disk

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The Red Deer Concert Society grew out of the attempt to allow Red Deer to participate in a series of annual concerts given throughout Alberta and British Columbia by the Celebrity Concerts promotional company, part of the British Columbia Overture Concert Society. In 1975, the Red Deer and District Allied Arts Council set up the Overture Concerts Committee to examine the development of a volunteer-run non-profit society to help bring touring classical musicians and groups to the City of Red Deer, Alberta. In 1976, the Red Deer Overture Concert Society was founded. The name of the organization has varied: Red Deer Overture Concerts Association [1976-1980], Red Deer Overture Concert Society [1980-1982], and Red Deer Concert Society [1984-2004]. The society ceased to exist in 2004. The known presidents of the Society were: Margaret Seelye (1976-1979), Sheila Spence (1979-1980), Peggy Evans (1983-1985), Elaine Ward (1988-1990), Charles Meggison (1991-1992), Gary Fabris (1992-1996), Margaret Hallet (1996-1997), and Gordon Anderson (1998-2004).

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Collected by the presidents and secretary of the Society.
Records were transferred in 5 accessions between 1991 and 2005.

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Fonds consists of the administrative, operational, and advertisements created, accumulated and used by the Red Deer Concert Society in their activities organizing and managing annual concerts.

The types of records included are minutes, correspondence, insurance, memberships, annual returns, auditor's reports, budgets, donations, grant applications, tax returns, by-laws, lists of patrons, resumes, job descriptions, stationary samples, newspaper clippings, advertisements, photographs, audio and video tapes, CDs, and a 3.5-inch floppy disk. There are also brochures and materials showcasing specific artists

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Records are in good condition. Floppy disk requires Macintosh computer to access.

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Original order maintained when known. Arrangement artificially imposed by archivist when unknown or if previously arranged alphabetically.

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  • English

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PIPA as noted on file list.

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No further accruals expected

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For the period between 1986 and 1987, no record exists to show who the president of the Society was. There are some gaps in the records, which would imply that all records have not been given to the Archives.<br><br>Record No. MG 24<br><br>

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